Altuğ Gürkaynak
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Altuğ Gürkaynak

UX Designer, Consultant, Mentor in Ankara / Turkiye, ⛵ Skipper

Open for Remote full-time UX Positions

3 months ago

About

With more than 25 years of experience, I use the knowledge I have gained over the years to develop structures that prioritise user experience, interface design and accessibility.

As part of my professional career, I provide consultancy services for the public and private sector.

𝗠𝘆 𝗧𝗼𝗼𝗹𝘀: #𝙛𝙞𝙜𝙢𝙖 #𝙥𝙝𝙤𝙩𝙤𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙥 #𝙗𝙖𝙡𝙨𝙖𝙢𝙞𝙦 #𝙝𝙩𝙢𝙡 #𝙘𝙨𝙨 #𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙨 #𝙘𝙖𝙢𝙩𝙖𝙨𝙞𝙖 #𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝 #𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙞𝙚𝙬𝙨

Work Experience

2023 — Now
Remote
  • 101 days of inspiration 👉 "UI for UX"

  • UI/UX Portfolio Exelance Mentorship.

  • Resources, Guidance and Route mapping.

2023 — Now
UX Career / Portfolio Mentoring at ADPList
Remote

✷ November 2023, Fabrurary 2024, March 2024 Top 1% "Design Mentor"

I provide Design (UI/UX) Focused Career and Portfolio consultancy.

As a mentor at adplist.org, I share my knowledge and experience with interns, junior and mid-level designers to equip them with the tools they need for job entry and offer guidance on real-world examples, including industry trends and daily routines.

I believe that a properly created and presented Portfolio is the key to landing your dream job.

Throughout my career, I have learned from my successes, failures and mistakes and I am dedicated to sharing this knowledge with my young colleagues.

Let's learn together!

✷ Book 👉 <adplist.org/mentors/altug-…>

2020 — Now

Marinalar.com has all the detailed and up-to-date marinas' informations you require while visiting Turkish shores.

⚓ Marina informations (detailed & up-to-date)
⚓ Evaluation and comments
⚓ Special Campaigns
⚓ News from Turkish Marinas
⚓ Reservation System (Ongoing Development)

2023 — 2024
Phoenix, Arizona, United States · Remote
  • User Experience Enhancement: Improving customer-facing screens, service processes, and backend panels.

  • Critical Pages Focus: Prioritizing critical pages, followed by A/B testing recommendations.

  • Frontend Interface Consultation: Offering insights on frontend interfaces.

  • Accessibility & Usability Improvements: Enhancing app accessibility and user-friendliness.

  • UI & UX Work: Focusing on UI elements for better user experiences.

  • Page Improvements & CSS Fixes: Recommending enhancements and CSS hotfixes.

2023 — 2023
Turkey

Technical and administrative management of the design team within BITES and at METU Teknokent.

Design processes;

✓ Designing new interfaces and improving old ones.

✓ Preparation and production of all kinds of visual materials needed for fairs and congresses.

✓ Management of booklets, brochures, printed media, social media processes.

✓ Communication with internal/external stakeholders, organisation support, drone video shootings.

2017 — 2023
Ankara

I have ensured that 1500+ websites (ISAY) and management panels (CMS) belonging to the Ministry of Interior and its affiliates are user-friendly and accessible.

I was also responsible for the creation and management of direct training, help documentation, online training and guide video contents of this Content Management System (ISAY).

UX prioritized:
⭐ Manucipaty specific designs
⭐ Governmental Web Sites
⭐ App and Campaign Landing Pages
⭐ Training & Support

UI :
🔹 Public Websites (All Governorship and District Governorship websites)
🔹 Local Authorities (muhtar.gov.tr, 84 Municipality websites)
🔹 Spesific Project Sites (VEFA, My Home is Your Home, ISAY)
🔹 Mobile Sites (Unobstructed 112)
🔹 E-Interior Project + Portal Project

How :
✔ WCAG 2.1
✔ KAMIS
✔ Responsive
✔ Secure

2014 — 2015
Ankara

📌 Re-designing and maintaining web pages of Basarsoft.
📌 User Interfaces of Map Applications for private sector and Government projects.
📌 Hardware and Licensing of softwates used in company.
📌 Firewall and User Management of Intranet.
📌 Smart Class responsible (network/hardware/software).

2010 — 2014
Web Design & UX Specialist at BerilTech
Ankara

✓ Designing and applying user interfaces of company's web sites for personal usage and corporate bussiness.
✓ E-mail marketing mail designs,
✓ Visual designing and applying web sites (css3 + html5 + jquery)
✓ Also fully responsive mobile version of entire project is designed and maintained.

2007 — 2010
Istanbul

✔ Designing and applying user interfaces of eBay Turkey web sites and other projects of the company.
✔ Designing and applying user interfaces (css3 + xhtml) coordinated with UX/UI Graphic Designers. - SEO friendly designing of the category, search result and product pages.
✔ Worked with CMS operators of eBay Turkey for advertorial campaigns.
✔ Applying E-mail marketing mail designs.

Worked in challenging time limited task lists. All accomplished successfuly.

Gittigidiyor.com, 2007-2010 (UI, UX, Frontend)
Cimri.com (2007) (First Design and application)
Sevgi.net, Istanbul.net, Ankara.net, İzmir.net, 2007 (Re-design)
Pabbuc.com, 2009 (Support)
Pudra.com, 2009 (Outsource)
Timsah.com, 2008 (First visual design application)

Projects

Ongoing

I am responsible of designing, maintaining and ensuring Interior Affairs' 1500+ web sites to be more user friendly and accessible to everyone. I am also responsible of direct training, help documentation, training videos and online live help for the administrators of our Content Management System and Design System

UX prioritized:

  • Manucipaty specific designs ⭐
  • Governmental Web Sites ⭐
  • App and Campaign Landing Pages ⭐
  • Training & Support ⭐

With:
✓ WCAG 2.1
✓ KAMİS
✓ Responsive
✓ Secure

2017
User Interfaces and Frontend Developer at Turkcell

Turkcell + BigKazan = GAMECELL

✓ User interfaces of Gamecell web portal.
✓ Maintaining and implementing the corporate designs to online shopping interface.
✓ Full responsive / mobile interface application.
✓ Corporate relations with gaming sector.

Side Projects

Ongoing

Marinalar.com has all the detailed and up-to-date marinas' informations you require while visiting Turkish shores.

✓ Marina informations (detailed & up-to-date)
✓ Evaluation and comments
✓ Special Campaigns
✓ News from Turkish Marinas
✓ Reservation System (Ongoing Development)

2017
Consultant UI Designer at Markafoni

✔ Daily mailing and newsletter UI applications,
✔ Daily Landing page applications.
✔ Specific UI/UX support
✔ Consultancy

2013

Supported the Yandex search results team as an outsource assessor.

Certifications

2022
  • Identifying common job responsibilities of entry-level UX designers and other teams you might work with.

  • Understanding foundational concepts in UX design, such as user-centered design, the design process, accessibility, and equity-focused design.

  • Explaining why design sprints are an important and useful part of a UX designer’s work.

2022

Technical Literacy, Career Overviews, Programming Concepts, and more...

2021

CSS-in-JS is a popular technique that allows programmers to write CSS styling in JavaScript syntax.

  • Identify what CSS-in-JS is, in contrast with CSS in a stylesheet, and when to use it.
  • Incorporate the Emotion library into a React app.
  • Create components that are styled in JavaScript with Emotion.
2014
Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2008) from TSC Training Academy

Credential ID 2014/26534

2014
Quality Management Customer Satisfaction (ISO 10002:2004) from TSC Training Academy

Credential ID 2014/26623

2014
Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHAS 18001:2007) from TSC Training Academy

Credential ID 2014/26593

2014
Enviroment Management Systems (ISO 14001:2004) from TSC Training Academy

Credential ID 2014/26566

2009
HTML / HTML5 / CSS3 Certifications from Brainbench
2009
Web Development Concepts Certification from Brainbench
2009
IBM's Cloud Computing Seminar from IBM

Writing

2022

From the perspective of User Experience Design (or UXD in short) we have to put ourselves in the user’s shoes. While doing that, as a designer, I clear my mind from the experience and thoughts I had while creating the product to be have first hand users mind set.

2022

Even hough there are opposing views, the majority will agree that; ‘good user experience starts with fast service’.

Web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Opera…) load visual and text content simultaneously. This gives a nice view when opening the page.

2022

Something is not going well or the complaints have increased. Maybe you think it’s time to innovate and you’ve decided to change your current app or website? Very nice. So are you sure you’re ready?

Do not jump into anything without reviewing the following 5 steps:

Volunteering

1991 — 2017
Scouting and Survival Trainer at Non-profit
Turkey

Helped the trainings of young scouts for basic survival, map reading, knotting, environmental knowledge in forest environment.

Speaking

2016
Mentorship at Mentorship Ankara
Ankara

A full day of 1-to-1 speed mentorship for young entrepreneurs and graduate students.

Exhibitions

2019
Design Week Turkey 2019 at Haliç Kongre Merkezi
İstanbul

Contact

Website
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